Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… followed crews’ instructions to exit the aircraft. Despite the headache, the story ended well for the Utah couple, if not for United. The spokeswoman said United offered the couple a discounted hotel rate for Saturday evening, and rebooked them on a flight Sunday morning. Their wedding is still planned for Thursday. WATCH: United hates PR problems so much it’s suing a parody website More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVinci3D Commercial – FD Amazing 3D intro, …

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Els on the Masters: ‘This Tournament Was Just Not for Me’

April 11, 2017

Augusta, Ga. (AP) — If this was Ernie Els' final round at the Masters, he's made peace with the long-ago predictions for Augusta National success that never came true. The Big Easy completed his 23rd Masters on Sunday with a 6-over 78, better than the 83 he scored Saturday but still nowhere close to what the 47-year-old four-time major champion still expects out of his game. He finished at 20 over, dead last in the field and three shots behind 58-year-old Larry Mize. Els' …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

(CNN)For so long he was the nearly-man who many had written off for a major title, but Sergio Garcia finally made his breakthrough with a dramatic Masters victory at Augusta. The Spaniard beat England’s Justin Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the European Ryder Cup team-mates had fought an intense duel on an electrifying Sunday afternoon. Follow @cnnsport Garcia won his first major at his 74th attempt and became the third Spaniard to win the Masters after two-time …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

(CNN)One’s got a gold medal and wants a green jacket, the other just wants a major title. Olympic champion Justin Rose and Spain’s Sergio Garcia surged to the front on an absorbing afternoon at Augusta to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the final round of the Masters Sunday. Follow @cnnsport England’s Rose shot 67 and Garcia hit 70 to reach six under and overhaul long-time breakaway Charley Hoffman, who fell out of the lead for the first time since Thursday …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… Sunday, reached three under at one point but dropped three shots in his last five holes to slide back to level par. Alongside him was 2013 champion Adam Scott of Australia. Mickelson, who won his last Masters in 2010, is looking forward to calmer weather at the weekend which should offer perfect scoring opportunities. “I’m expecting us to be able to get after it and make a lot of birdies and eagles,” he said. McIlroy battling Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy mixed …

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LPGA Commissioner: ‘I feel horrible for Lexi Thompson’

April 4, 2017

(CNN)LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said that while he feels bad about the controversial call made Sunday against golf star Lexi Thompson, it was the right decision. “This is one of those cases that the rules were applied 100% correct as they’re written today, for the rules of golf, but it doesn’t mean that everybody doesn’t feel horrible the next day,” Whan told CNN on Monday. “I feel horrible for Lexi Thompson, who proved she’s one of the best golfers …

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Anti-corruption protests continue across Russia

April 3, 2017

Moscow (CNN)Anti-corruption protests continued across Russia on Sunday, days after President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia has a problem with state corruption. More than 30 protesters were detained Sunday in central Moscow near Triumfalnaya Square, according to state news agency TASS, in an area that has become the usual site of the “opposition walk.” Another seven activists were detained at nearby Manezhnaya Square, said TASS, quoting police. The Russian nonprofit OVD-Info …

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Aerial footage of Colombian floods shows an avalanche of mud

April 3, 2017

… people were killed and another 220 people are feared missing, President Juan Manuel Santos said on early Sunday. As est Mocoa Putumayo pic.twitter.com/TUkfVGBJ7W William Ramrez (@wipiramocoa) April 1, 2017 The president declared Mocoa a disaster zone on Saturday. In a visit to the devastated city, he also blamed climate change for fueling one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s recent history. The rainy season is just beginning in many parts of Colombia, raising the risk …

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Ivanka Trump to attend women’s empowerment summit in Berlin

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Ivanka Trump is making her first trip abroad since her father took office, representing the United States at a women’s empowerment summit in Berlin late next month. The trip was first reported by the Associated Press. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in the economy and the future of our workforce globally #W20,” Trump posted on Facebook late Sunday evening, linking to AP’s report. She will join four additional …

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Stop with the leggings shaming and let women dress how they want

March 29, 2017

… “sexualized” by others. Though United’s official statement casts its response as simply following a procedure that “most companies” also enforce, on Sunday, Twitter user Dana Schwartz explained why the dress code controversy matters so much. Schwartz encouraged women to vocalize their own thoughts on the incident by sharing an anecdote about her shorts being too short in fifth grade. She also put the problem into visual terms by sharing a powerful drawing of a girl …

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Women gather in London for powerful vigil after Westminster attack

March 27, 2017

Women stand together in solidarity and remembrance on Westminster Bridge.Image: HANNAH MCKAY/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Women of all faiths and backgrounds came together on London’s Westminster Bridge on Sunday afternoon. With hands linked, they stood and bowed their heads at 4 p.m. in a vigil following the terror attack by Briton Khalid Masood on Wednesday that left four people dead close by. SEE ALSO: UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack The event was organised by …

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Carefree dog bounds right into the middle of a World Cup cross-country skiing race

March 22, 2017

Sometimes, you get so excited by a sporting event that you have to jump up and participate yourself. At least, you do if you are a dog. SEE ALSO: Distracted beagle wins everyone’s heart at Westminster Dog Show In this instance, the sport is perhaps one of the most physically grueling. On Sunday, skiers from around the world competed in the World Cup cross-country skiing race in Quebec City. And they also got treated to a surprise canine fan/visitor/competitor. Nasz Maniu to jednak …

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Uber’s President is resigning amid the company crisis

March 20, 2017

Image: BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE Different day, but the same tough times at Uber. Uber President Jeff Jones has quit, Recode reported Sunday. The decision to leave directly relates to Uber’s last two months of PR hell, anonymous sources told Recode. SEE ALSO: This Uber executive sure sounds defensive about not taking the fall for Uber’s harassment crisis Uber PR provided this statement: We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best. But the …

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Confederate Flag Appears Outside NCAA Tournament In South Carolina

March 20, 2017

A Confederate flag was hoisted up a flagpole attached to a car near two NCAA tournament games in South Carolina on Sunday, just two years after the state was permitted to host the sporting events thanks to the flags removal from state grounds. In addition to the large flag that was seen waving near Greenvilles Bon Secours Wellness Arena where the mens games were taking place, protesters were seen carrying the flag on the streets below. People tend to mistake this for a race thing. Its not …

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Kim Kardashian thought she would be raped, killed during Paris robbery

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Kim Kardashian discussed the Paris robbery she experienced last October for the first time during Sunday night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Kardashian, who was robbed at gunpoint on October 3, recounted the moment she was held at gunpoint by masked men posing as police officers, to her sisters during the episode. Kardashian said she thought she was going to be raped and killed. …

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Must-see events at this year’s SXSW Mashable House

March 7, 2017

… to help SXSW-goers jumpstart their days the right way. On Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 at 8AM CST were hosting Fuel & Flow, a morning vinyasa session, at the Mashable House. While tickets to the yoga session are sold out, we invite you to join us afterwards in the Mashable House Easter Egg Speakeasy for fresh juices and your favorite belVita Breakfast Biscuits! Perfect your Paloma Not a morning person? Thats cool. Most of the action is going down through the afternoon (Friday and …

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CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… of slavery in India, how it manifests in many different forms, I felt really bad because I thought that I’m living in such a privileged area in Hong Kong. I was to go back and I am not really able to do some change. I slowly got more interested in the 24 Hour Race itself. FIELD: At 5 o’clock on a Sunday morning, the finish line feels far. RICHTER: Very, very tired. Four hours to go. A few of us have injuries and some of us are starting to get sick. ALIX AGUZIN, RUNNER, HONG KONG …

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‘Holy crap!’ Serena Williams surprises players on public tennis court

March 2, 2017

(CNN)Many tennis fans might wonder how they would fare playing against the world’s best. Yet few expect to be challenged during a friendly match on a public court. Follow @cnnsport That’s exactly what happened in San Francisco on Sunday when 23-time time grand slam champion Serena Williams asked two unsuspecting recreational tennis players if she could share a court with them. Serena Williams wins record 23rd major READ: Ball dogs are back …

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Uber tweeted a promotion during a transport strike again, and people are not impressed

February 28, 2017

In a miscalculated move, a promotional tweet from Uber on Sunday has gotten many in the Philippines shaking their fists at the ride-sharing company. The tweet has now been deleted, but Uber tweeted out a promotion on Sunday on the eve of a planned jeepney strike, offering free trips to users “affected by the activities tomorrow.” Image: Twitter Jeepneys are modified minibuses common in the Philippines, commonly used by the masses for public transportation. 40 percent of …

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Grindr’s first poet in residence will explore what it means to be gay in 2017

February 28, 2017

… things are still in the works for the new platform.” Wallis plans to shoot the second and third films this Sunday. “Poetry is about distilling an experience. If there’s a platform for the gay experience, and to celebrate that, all the better,” says Wallis. This isn’t the first time a writer has been appointed to an unconventional residency. Alain de Botton was commissioned in 2009 as writer in residence at Heathrow Airport, spending a week-long stint in the middle …

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Here’s your first look at the Samsung Galaxy S8

February 27, 2017

Dying to see Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone? Well, there’s good news and bad news. It’ll be a little while before we get an official glimpse of the device, but a 30-second teaser video shown during the company’s press conference at Mobile World Congress Sunday suggests we won’t have to wait very long. SEE ALSO: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 The video says the device will officially be unveiled on March 29, but that’s about it: …

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Trump tells governors: Our health care plan will be ‘very special’

February 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump gave a toast to the nation’s governors at the White House on Sunday evening, offering a preview of policy discussions slated for Monday. “Perhaps health care will come up. Perhaps,” Trump said at the annual Governors’ Dinner. The dinner was first lady Melania Trump’s first time officially hosting a major social event at the White House, which Trump noted in his toast. …

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An exclusive look at Donald Trump’s Twitter drafts on Oscar night

February 25, 2017

Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock Folks, this Sunday is the 89th Academy Awards. It’s an incredibly special night for Hollywood, where last year’s movies are praised and millionaires receive gold statues. And if this year’s past awards shows have been any precedent, it’s also a night where celebrities get to talk about Trump. Last month at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep called out Trump during her acceptance speech and, like clockwork, the president sent out a tirade …

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